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President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation!

By Ron Paul | February 11, 2019

Last week’s bipartisan Senate vote to rebuke President Trump for his decision to remove troops from Syria and Afghanistan unfortunately tells us a lot about what is wrong with Washington, DC. While the two parties loudly bicker about minor issues, when it comes to matters like endless wars overseas they enthusiastically join together. With few exceptions, Republicans and Democrats lined up to admonish the president for even suggesting that it’s time for US troops to come home from Afghanistan and Syria.

The amendment, proposed by the Senate Majority Leader and passed overwhelmingly by both parties, warns that a “precipitous withdrawal of United States forces from the on-going fight…in Syria and Afghanistan, could allow terrorists to regroup.” As one opponent of the amendment correctly pointed out, a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan is hardly “precipitous” since they’ve been there for nearly 18 years! And with al-Qaeda and ISIS largely defeated in Syria a withdrawal from that country would hardly be “precipitous” after almost five years of unauthorized US military action.

Senators supporting the rebuke claim that US troops cannot leave until every last ISIS fighter is killed or captured. This is obviously a false argument. Al-Qaeda and ISIS did not emerge in Iraq because US troops left the country – they emerged because the US was in the country in the first place. Where was al-Qaeda in Iraq before the 2003 US invasion the neocons lied us into? There weren’t any.

US troops occupying Iraqi territory was, however, a huge incentive for Iraqis to join a resistance movement. Similarly, US intervention in Syria beginning under the Obama Administration contributed to the growth of terrorist groups in that country.

We know that US invasion and occupation provides the best recruiting tools for terrorists, including suicide terrorists. So how does it make sense that keeping troops in these countries in any way contributes to the elimination of terrorism? As to the “vacuum” created in Syria when US troops pull out, how about allowing the government of Syria to take care of the problem? After all, it’s their country and they’ve been fighting ISIS and al-Qaeda since the US helped launch the “regime change” in 2011. Despite what you might hear in the US mainstream media, it’s Syria along with its allies that has done most of the fighting against these groups and it makes no sense that they would allow them to return.

Congress has the Constitutional responsibility and obligation to declare war, but this has been ignored for decades. The president bombs far-off lands and even sends troops to fight in and occupy foreign territory and Congress doesn’t say a word. But if a president dares seek to end a war suddenly the sleeping Congressional giant awakens!

I’ve spent many years opposing Executive branch over-reach in matters where the president has no Constitutional authority, but when it comes to decisions on where to deploy or re-deploy troops once in battle it is clear that the Constitution grants that authority to the commander-in-chief. The real question we need to ask is why is Congress so quick to anger when the president finally seeks to end the longest war in US history?

February 11, 2019 - Posted by | Militarism | , ,

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  1. Fulfords latest report nails the con…

    2019-02-11
    Secret treaties signal massive world changes as early as March
    By Benjamin Fulford Weekly Reports  46 Comments
    Intense negotiations are taking place now at the highest levels of world power both in secret and in public, multiple sources agree.  These could result in earth-changing announcements as early as March, they say.  The power struggle in Washington, D.C. is also heading for some sort of climax, as can be seen by U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency.

    One big public move was the announcement of a one-world religion by the Pope, a senior Islamic representative, and representatives from many other religions.  This came after Pope Francis became the first pope in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.  The text of the announcement can be seen here:
    http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/travels/2019/outside/documents/papa-francesco_20190204_documento-fratellanza-umana.html

    CIA sources in Southeast Asia say that moving the UN headquarters from New York to Laos will be a big theme of the February 27-28 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un.

    Asian secret societies, the U.S. military-industrial complex, and European royals are working on creating a world future planning agency, according to sources involved in the negotiations.  Several official documents related to this have already been signed, say British royal family sources.

    MI6, P2 Freemason, Pentagon, and Asian secret society sources also say there is also a strong push for some sort of world government to be announced.  This can now be done in a manner in which there are no losers, only winners, thanks to a rare and nearly perfectly equal balance of world power, they say.

    The map at the link below shows the three power groups, with the Western alliance in blue, the Eurasian grouping in red, and the Southern alliance in grey.  Each is roughly equal in land mass and population.  Superficially, the map shows the groups’ views on the government of Venezuela, but in reality it is a division over control of the world.
    https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/which-countries-support-maduro-guaido

    The announcement of a unified passport for all African nations last week was one visible sign of the move toward a world government.
    https://wnobserver.com/world/african-union-leaders-gathered-at-opening-session-of-32nd-summit/

    In any case, the battle for Venezuela can also be seen as a failed attempt by the neocons (Khazarian mafia) to regain control of the international financial system by seizing the world’s largest oil reserves.

    Pentagon sources note that the “U.S. puppet in Venezuela was not recognized by supranational organizations like the European Union, the Organization of American States, the IMF, the World Bank, the African Union, or the UN.”

    Also, the UN, the Vatican, and the Red Cross refused to deliver “humanitarian aid” to puppet opposition leader Juan Guaidó because it was a cover for arms shipments, the sources say.  As a result, “the Venezuela coup was an epic fail,” they said.

    The failure to grab Venezuelan oil may also force Trump to declare a national emergency—or perhaps more accurately, a national bankruptcy, according to CIA sources.

    Pentagon and CIA sources say this could lead to the downfall of Trump because he …

    … has lost a lot of military support.  “The continued presence of Jared Kushner and John Bolton in the White House, combined with the amateur-hour coup in Venezuela and the appointment of Iran-Contra criminal Elliott Abrams as special envoy for the Venezuelan matter, are all leading some to doubt the President,” one Pentagon source noted.

    The feud between Trump, Saudi Arabia, and the National Enquirer on the one hand, and the CIA, Turkey, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on the other could also prove deadly for Trump.  This is a complex business covered extensively by other media, so I will only touch on a few key points here.

    First, immediately after the CIA’s top man in Turkey was released from Turkish prison, the murder of (Bezos-owned) Washington Postcolumnist Jamal Khashoggi took place inside the Saudi Embassy in Turkey.  Second, Trump has refused to condemn Saudi clone Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for the murder.  Third, the National Enquirer had access to a budget way beyond realistic for a normal news magazine to expose Bezos’ extramarital affair, and Bezos hints that it was Saudi money.  Now Bezos, whose business includes handling cloud computing for the CIA, appears to have caught the Enquirer in a sting operation.
    https://nationalpost.com/news/world/jeff-bezos-national-enquirer

    There is also a dimension to this whole saga that fails my smell test:  the head of the Enquirer is called Pecker, the Bezos investigator is called Becker, and the scandal involves a photo of a pecker.  Let’s just leave it at that.

    In any case, Trump’s links to Saudi Arabia (Kissinger + Rockefeller) and his failure to get Venezuelan oil could be his downfall, because he will lose control of the petrodollar.  In this context, it is interesting to note that the EU has added Saudi Arabia to its list of countries that finance terror, and as such it will be subject to strict financial controls.  This is clearly aimed at the neocon controllers of the petrodollar and their fake “war or terror” with their “Al Qaeda” and “ISIS” terrorist fronts.
    https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/01/26/586814/Saudi-Arabia-EU-blacklist

    Pentagon sources say that in Venezuela “the military option is not on the table.”  That is because “Russia and China have sent troops and military equipment to Venezuela and are carrying out military exercises along with 15,000 Cuban troops, while Congress and the UN Security Council refuse to authorize the use of force,” the Pentagon sources say.  “The losers appear to be neocons, Israel, Chevron [Bush], Halliburton [Cheney], and gold, coltan, and mineral companies in Venezuela,” the sources say.

    Corporate (fascist) interests are also losing big in places other than Venezuela.  In the U.S., drug companies are being forced to cut prices as arrests of pharmaceutical industry executives have begun, Pentagon sources say.  In the EU, an attempted merger between Siemens and Alstom was stopped because it would have led to a high-speed rail monopoly.  Also, worldwide, the Bayer/Monsanto corporation continues to pay for its many crimes.

    There were Army-Navy special operations from February 4-9 in Los Angeles aimed at “the pedos of Hollywood,” Pentagon sources say.  The Department of Justice has also reopened its probe of “Mossad pedo agent Jeff Epstein,” the sources note.

    These operations may be why a member of the families that own (or owned?) the Federal Reserve Board sent us a pleading note that read in part:

    “As loving humans we must realize that a certain part of our population wasn’t as lucky as them and instead they have been broken and traumatized through satanic brutalization since birth to eventually continue perpetuating the system of evil we are now trying to overcome.  The only way to stop for good and for all this madness of insurmountable dark evil is by giving them a chance to find a way out of the only thing they have ever known, which is their current cycle of evil…but there are many who have been irreparably damaged and those are now set in a mode to kill ‘everything and everyone’ that does not comply with their ‘programming.’  Those must be eliminated and shot on sight for the good of humanity.”
    [Link to full letter below]
    https://benjaminfulford.net/2019/02/11/special-letter-to-the-editor-from-member-of-founding-family-of-federal-reserve-board/

    We also got a handwritten letter and a trove of documents sent to us by the Russian arms dealer Victor Bout, who is currently in prison in Illinois.  It is too late to kill Bout to silence him now.  We have his detailed testimony about the nuclear weapons that were stolen from the Russian submarine Kursk in 2000 and used in the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear mass-murder terror attack.

    MI6, CIA, and Pentagon sources say the Fukushima investigation is likely to result eventually in the arrest of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and many other so-called world leaders.

    On this front, we can say that, according to a U.S. Department of Defense official press release, military tribunals have begun in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    https://dod.defense.gov/News/Press-Advisories/Press-Advisory-View/Article/1752920/military-commissions-media-invitation-announced-for-united-states-v-khalid-shai/

    On a final note, we got a letter from a Japanese reader casting doubt on the news reports concerning Brazilian faith healer “John of God” keeping teenage slaves in baby farms.
    https://www.msn.com/en-xl/latinamerica/top-stories/john-of-god-faith-healer-kept-teenagers-as-sex-slaves-and-sold-their-babies-for-up-to-£40000-before-shipping-them-from-brazil-to-europe/ar-BBT35BO

    According to this reader, “John of God” or Joao de Faria was framed by the pharmaceutical mafia because his vitamin and faith-healing business was eating into their profits.  Faria was poisoned after being jailed and was vomiting blood as a result, the reader says.

    This reminded me of the fact that the Shipibo shaman I studied under in the Amazon as a youth was himself subsequently framed and murdered by the pharmaceutical mafia because he was unwanted competition.

    Furthermore, it turns out the claims of baby farms were made by a single female activist who then “committed suicide,” but her family refuses to show her body to the authorities.  We need to make sure the Brazilian justice system gets to the truth behind this case, wherever that may lead.

    Whatever the truth may be in Brazil, however, there can be no denying that babies have been, and are being sold for their organs, parts, and “extracts.”
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/planned-parenthood-under-investigation-by-justice-department-over-sale-of-fetal-tissue

    The ruling class has been treating us like farm animals to be killed at will for so long that they still cannot believe their rule is ending.  The planet Earth is about to be liberated.

    Comment by Leland Roth | February 11, 2019 | Reply

  2. I think it’s more like Congress starts a war, President threatens to end one.

    Ass backwards, idiots. Either way, it’s all bullshit. Raise your hands WHORES.
    Jews must think ALL the goyim are retarded. Either that, or easily led—like sheep.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

    • APPARENTLY, they’re not wrong.

      Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  3. APPARENTLY, they’re not wrong.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  4. They are wrong though. Especially since they seem to be doubling down in their desperation. Boo hoo.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  5. They are wrong though. Especially since they seem to be doubling down in their desperation. Boo hoo.
    There’s no need for a violent revolution. They have shamed themselves. Shame upon them it will be.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  6. They are wrong though. Especially since they seem to be doubling down in their desperation. Boo hoo.
    There’s no need for a violent revolution. They have shamed themselves. Shame upon them/us it will be.

    But, I guess I’ve overstayed my welcome here. That’s fine.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  7. I’m sorry for repeating. I thought I was being censored, so repeated. I was too impatient, it seems. Please forgive me.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  8. It kind of makes me look crazy, doesn’t it? Thanks so much.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  9. This is my favorite Psalm (have I said it already? I don’t remember.):

    <b<The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom

    Why do the nations rage,
    And the people plot a vain thing?
    The kings of the earth set themselves,
    And the rulers take counsel together,
    Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
    “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
    And cast away Their cords from us.”

    He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
    The Lord shall hold them in derision.
    Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
    And distress them in His deep displeasure:
    “Yet I have set My King
    On My holy hill of Zion.”

    “I will declare the decree:
    The Lord has said to Me,
    ‘You are My Son,
    Today I have begotten You.
    Ask of Me, and I will give You
    The nations for Your inheritance,
    And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
    You shall break them with a rod of iron;
    You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ”

    Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
    Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
    Serve the Lord with fear,
    And rejoice with trembling.
    Kiss the Son, lest He be angry,
    And you perish in the way,
    When His wrath is kindled but a little.
    Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply

  10. Oops: The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom Whatever.

    Comment by tsisageya | February 12, 2019 | Reply


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